ICARO – ΙΚΑΡΟΣ. The Pottery Factory of Rhodes. 1928-1988
EXHIBITION
ICARO – ΙΚΑΡΟΣ. The Pottery Factory of Rhodes. 1928-1988
Rhodes, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights
FROM 27/06/2018 - TO 31/12/2018
The exhibition that first presented at the Benaki Museum the unique ceramics collection of Yiannos Ioannidis and his thorough research for the ICARO-IKAROS pottery factory is transferred to the Grand Master's Palace in Rhodes. In this new presentation the material is enriched with exhibits from both the collection of the Benaki Museum and the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese, as well as the Panagiotis Ioannidis Iznik ceramics collection, from The Modern Greek Art Museum of the Municipality of Rhodes.

The exhibition presents the history and production of a company closely connected with Rhodes, that has been a key element of the island's economy for many decades.

The company Industria Ceramiche Artistiche Rodio Orientali (I.C.A.R.O.) was established in 1928, with the aim to reproduce the so-called “Lindian” Iznik ceramics, which were considered as of «Rhodian» or «Lindian» origin up to early 20th century because of their high concentration in Rhodes.

The company's production included a wide variety of items, such as decorative plates, jars, pitchers, dinnerware, tile compositions, animal-shaped ceramics and other items for everyday use, renowned for their beautiful motifs and bright colours. Among the most famous samples were those that copied the rich repertoire of Iznik's ceramics, including floral motifs with bouquets of tulips, hyacinths, roses, and carnations, as well as representations of ships of various types.

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VISITING INFORMATION

Rhodes, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights
DURATION:
27/06/2018 - 31/12/2018
OPENING:
27.06.2018, 20:00
OPENING HOURS:

28/06 - 31/12/2018

ORGANISATION:
Ίδρυμα Σταύρου Νιάρχου

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